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Customers who are looking for a free, increasingly simple and easy to use blogging platform would do well to choose Tumblr. The service is recommended for novice users who are not particularly interested in their blog’s customizability and who do not require the services of advanced blogging or site promotion features and tools. That having been said, Tumblr is a good option for customers who are looking to build a simple, fun blog with which to share their thoughts and ideas online.
Tumblr blogs have a certain measure of customizability, wherein users can play with template themes and appearance. However, Tumblr does not allow for code changes which some of its competitors do permit. Consequently, customers who are looking to customize their blogs on an HTML level would do best to choose a different blogging service. The resulting Tumblr blog is a simple, straightforward looking site, with conveniently placed image and content elements.
Tumblr will provide customers with a Tumblr URL, free of charge, or they will allow customers to register a domain name someplace else and implement it to their Tumblr blog, in which case customers will need to manage the domain transfer themselves.
More suited to novice bloggers and to individuals who wish to build a blog for personal uses, Tumblr is very quick and easy to use. Featuring an intuitive and straightforward interface and easy to implement features, Tumblr users can upload their very own blog in a matter of minutes or schedule posts to be uploaded at a later date. Adding a post to your Tumblr blog is as easy as adding a text block and/or image, video or audio file, and pressing ‘Upload’.
On the down side, Tumblr doesn’t have an easily accessible customer support. That being said, they have a very easy to use service which needs very little guidance even for novice users.Tumblr does however host active social media pages on Facebook